As February comes to an end, newcomers and hip-hop notables are claiming their spot in the strenuous release cycle. These days, there’s so much music to consume on a weekly basis that it’s easy for singles, EPs and albums to fall through the cracks. But rest assured, Dirty Glove Bastard has you covered. From experimental artists like Yeat and Don Toliver, to fast-rising emcees in Highway, new sounds are on the rise. Check out a few of our favorite drops from this week.
Don Toliver, Love Sick
Don Toliver quietly released one of the best albums this year. With Love Sick, the Houston MC lays it all on the line, exploring the wondrousness of his versatility as an artist. Majority of the project is a 2-for-1 special, revealing a different song once the tempo changes throughout. From soul-stirring samples to Jersey Club-inspired 808 slides, Don delivered in the truest sense. Plus, he enlisted a star-studded line of features which includes James Blake, GloRilla, Lil Durk, Justin Bieber, Wizkid, Charlie Wilson, Brent Faiyaz, and more.
Yeat delivers his third studio album, AftërLyfe. The project spans 22 tracks and includes features from three guest artists: YoungBoy Never Broke Again (“Shmunk”), Kranky Kranky (“Rav3 p4rty” and “Mëan Feen”), and LUH GEEKY (“Now”). At this point, the Portland rapper has introduced his own unique lexicon into hip-hop.
Highway is trying his best to avoid jet lag these days. On the heels of his JetsonMade-produced score (“Sin City”), the Seattle riser hits the road for peace of mind with “Jet.” As he reflects on his come up, the VictorVictor Worldwide signee comes to terms with how everything’s different now. This track serves as the lead single from Highway’s upcoming project, Monochrome, releasing March 10th.
Maxo, Even God Has A Sense Of Humor
Earlier this week, L.A. rapper Maxo celebrated his 28th birthday by dropping a new album. His 14-track project, Even God Has A Sense Of Humor, serves as the follow up to 2019’s critically-acclaimed Lil Big Man release. This time around, Maxamillian harkens back to a simpler time in life when things weren’t so complicated – thematically speaking. His sophomore LP includes features from Pink Siifu, Liv.e, and keiyaA.
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